People who live near a Waitrose could add £40,000 to the price of their home, according to a new research.
Lloyds Bank found that living close a to a well-known supermarket chain can add on average of £22,000 to the typical price of your home.
But properties near Waitrose get the biggest boost of £38,666 or 10 per cent higher than the typical property of the town in which they are located.
Lloyds Bank compared average prices in postal districts in England and Wales which have a national supermarket to the typical prices in the nearby areas.
Mike Songer, Lloyds bank mortgage director, said the figures back-up the so-called “Waitrose effect”.
He said there is definitely a correlation between the price of your home and whether it is close to a major supermarket branch.
“Our figures show that the amount added to the value of your home can be even greater if located next to a brand which is perceived as upmarket,” he said
“Of course, there are many other drivers of house prices beyond having a supermarket on your doorstep, but our research suggests that it is a strong factor,“ he added.
Homes near Lidl are worth nearly £4,000 more than the average property. While living near an Aldi store will boost a property’s value by slightly more than £1,300.
10. Aldi — £1,333 (1 per cent)
9. Lidl — £3,926 (2 per cent)
8. Asda — £5,026 (2 per cent)
7. Morrisons — £10,558. (5 per cent)
6. Co-op — £17,904 (8 per cent)
5. Iceland — £20,034 (8 per cent)
4. Tesco — £22,072 (9 per cent)
3. Marks & Spencer — £27,182 (9 per cent)
2. Sainsbury's — £27,939 (10 per cent)
1. Waitrose — £38,666 (10 per cent)
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